Culinary Collection

Salmon and Lemon-Chive Crema

with crispy broccoli gratin

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Fish (Salmon), Milk, Wheat

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
A note about serious food allergies

The salmon comes alive with these chives (we will not apologize for that rhyme). It's creamy, delicious, lemon-y, and every bite is full of bursting flavor that's there to savor. (No apologies.) With crunchy broccoli on the side, this meal is yours, if only you would decide. (Ok, that one we'll apologize for.)

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Broccoli Florets
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    12 oz. Salmon Fillets
  • 1 Lemon
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    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
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    1 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
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    1 oz. Crème Fraîche
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    2 Tbsp. Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 6 Chive Sprigs
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt
Contains: Artificial Colors
Food intolerance information

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    630
  • Carbohydrates
    16g
  • Fat
    41g
  • Protein
    48g
  • Sodium
    1450mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using a customized protein, pat dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • If using chicken breasts, follow same instructions as salmon in Step 5, cooking until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side.

  • If using sirloin steaks, follow same instructions as salmon in Step 5, cooking until steaks reach minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side. Rest, 3 minutes. Steak thickness can vary; if you receive a thinner steak, we recommend checking for doneness sooner.

  • If using filets mignon, follow same instructions as salmon in Step 5, cooking until steaks reach minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side. Rest, 3 minutes. Steak thickness can vary; if you receive a thinner steak, we recommend checking for doneness sooner.

  1. 1

    Prepare Ingredients and Make Crema

    Halve lemon. Juice one half and cut the other half into wedges.

    Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces.

    Mince chives.

    In a mixing bowl, combine panko, half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for sauce), and 2 tsp. olive oil. Set aside.

    In another mixing bowl, combine crème fraîche, 1 tsp. lemon juice, a pinch of salt, and chives. Set aside.

    Pat salmon fillets dry and season flesh side with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. 2

    Cook the Broccoli

    Place a medium oven-safe non-stick pan over medium heat.

    Add broccoli and 1/4 cup water to hot pan. Cover, and stir occasionally until tender, 4-6 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Transfer broccoli to a plate. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  3. 3

    Start the Gratin

    Return pan used to cook broccoli to medium heat.

    Add 1/2 cup water, cream cheese, a pinch of salt, and garlic salt to hot pan.

    Bring to a simmer, whisking or stirring vigorously until cream cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes.

    Once simmering, cook until combined and slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Stir in remaining Parmesan until combined and smooth. Stir in cooked broccoli until combined. Spread into an even layer, then top evenly with Parmesan-panko mixture.

  4. 4

    Finish the Gratin

    Bake in hot oven until topping is golden-brown, 8-12 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven. Pan handle will be hot! Use an oven mitt.

    While gratin bakes, cook salmon.

  5. 5

    Cook Salmon and Finish Dish

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add salmon, skin side up, to hot pan and cook until golden-brown and salmon reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-6 minutes per side.

    Remove from burner.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping salmon with lemon-chive crema and squeezing lemon wedges over salmon to taste. Bon appétit!

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